Frederick William Gaisberg
Frederick William Gaisberg (1 January 1873 – 2 September 1951) was an American musician, recording engineer and one of the earliest classical music producers for the gramophone. He himself did not use the term 'producer', and was not an impresario like his protégé Walter Legge of EMI or an innovator like John Culshaw of Decca. Gaisberg concentrated on talent-scouting and persuading performers to make recordings for the newly invented Gramophone.
Gaisberg began working in the recording industry in America as a young man, becoming a pioneer of early recording, and also worked as piano accompanist for the Berliner Gram-O-Phone Company, the inventors of the practical lateral-groove disc and associated playback apparatus, the Berliner Gramophone. In 1898, he joined the Gramophone Company in England as its first recording engineer. In 1902, he recorded music sung by the tenor Enrico Caruso and the recordings became a sensation. By 1921, Gaisberg was artistic director of HMV's 'international artistes' department. After 1925, he concentrated on artist management. In 1939, he retired from his position but continued as a consultant in the industry through the 1940s.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1873 (Washington, D.C.), Died September 2nd, 1951 (Hampstead)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1892 - 1920
Roles Represented in DAHR: recordist, composer, piano
Recordings (Results 176-200 of 1207 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Gramophone||1155c||12-in.||April 1907||Aghibtou li saai el Dahr||Cheikh Youssef El Manialawi||Male vocal solo||recordist|
|Gramophone||1170½c||12-in.||approximately May 1907||Cessarô, i canti alfin||Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1171c||12-in.||May 1907||Mai devi domandarmi||Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1172c||12-in.||approximately May 1907||Mia madre vedo ancor||Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1173c||12-in.||approximately May 1907||Dammi ancor||Fernando De Lucia ; Josephina Huguet||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1174c||12-in.||approximately May 1907||Cigno gentil||Fernando De Lucia||Tenor vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1178c||12-in.||approximately May 1907||Miserere||Clara Joanna ; Antonio Paoli||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with chorus and orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1182c||12-in.||approximately Aug. 1907||Di quella pira||Antonio Paoli ; Teatro alla Scala Coro||Tenor vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1184c||12-in.||approximately Aug. 1907||O paradiso||Antonio Paoli||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1185c||12-in.||1907||Addio alla madre||Gennaro De Tura||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1186c||12-in.||approximately May 1907||Ché finger tanto||Francesco Cigada ; Antonio Paoli||Vocal duet (tenor and baritone), with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1187c||12-in.||approximately May 1907||Troncar suoi dì||Francesco Cigada ; Antonio Paoli ; Aristodemo Sillich||Vocal trio (tenor, baritone, and bass), with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1190c||12-in.||1907||Canzone boema||Ines Salvador||Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1198c||12-in.||1907||Pronta io son||Ernesto Badini ; Josephina Huguet||Vocal duet (soprano and baritone), with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1204½c||12-in.||approximately Aug. 1907||Mia tu sei||Francesco Cigada ; Josephina Huguet ; Antonio Paoli ; Ines Salvador||Vocal quartet (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone), with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1204½c||12-in.||1907||Mia tu sei||Francesco Cigada ; Josephina Huguet ; Antonio Paoli ; Ines Salvador||Vocal quartet (soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, and baritone), with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1211½c||12-in.||ca. June 1907||No, Pagliaccio, non son||Antonio Paoli||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1212c||12-in.||June 1907||Coro delle campane||Teatro alla Scala Coro ; Teatro alla Scala Orchestra||Chorus and orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1215½c||12-in.||ca. June 1907||Un grande spettacolo||Francesco Cigada ; Antonio Paoli ; Gaetano Pini-Corsi ; Giuseppe Rosci||Vocal quartet (2 tenors and 2 baritones), with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1216c||12-in.||ca. June 1907||Un tal gioco||Antonio Paoli||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1220c||12-in.||June 1907||Nulla scordai||Ernesto Badini ; Francesco Cigada ; Josephina Huguet||Vocal trio (soprano and 2 baritones), with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1221c||12-in.||June 1907||So ben che difforme||Francesco Cigada ; Josephina Huguet||Vocal duet (soprano and baritone) with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1222½c||12-in.||June 1907||La commedia||Josephina Huguet ; Gaetano Pini-Corsi||Vocal duet (soprano and tenor) with orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1225c||12-in.||June 1907||Che volo d'angelli||Josephina Huguet||Female vocal solo, with chorus and orchestra||recordist|
|Gramophone||1229c||12-in.||June 1907||La commedia||Francesco Cigada ; Josephina Huguet ; Gaetano Pini-Corsi||Vocal trio (soprano, tenor, and bass), with orchestra||recordist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gaisberg, Frederick William," accessed February 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116625.
Gaisberg, Frederick William. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116625.
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